The difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy are commonly confused concept. This is especially true when hew to the subject , so here is difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy ?
Hypnosis is a state in which the hypnotic subject is focused on an idea, thought or physical space. This focus is sufficient that they have a reduced awareness and become more open to suggestion. There are three main uses for hypnosis.
- Hypnosis is used for entertainment, as with stage hypnosis. In stage hypnosis usually only the most responsive subjects are used. This shows off the power of hypnosis to its full extent. However, it is not innately beneficial to the subject.
- Hypnosis is also used to recover memory in legal cases. this practice is called Forensic hypnosis. The quality of the memories recovered are treated with great suspicion by the legal world. The reason for this suspicion is that memory can easily be altered, even by accident. This creates what is known as a false memory.
- For therapeutic benefit, also known as hypnotherapy.
hypnotherapy is the use of the powerful state of hypnosis to create beneficial change. Typically, this may involve suggestions or imagery which will help the subject to achieve their desired change. Hypnotherapy is used around the world to help people ;
- Break habits and change behaviours.
- Reduce nerves anxiety.
- Cope with physical and emotional pain.
- Improve their performance.
- Many other issues and problems.
The important thing to remember is that hypnotherapy is used specifically with the intention of helping the subject in some way.
Author – Matt Krouwel is a hypnotherapist in Birmingham (UK). He has taught hypnotherapy in both the UK and internationally and specialises in anxiety, erectile disorder and researches hypnotherapy for IBS at the University of Birmingham